Questions tagged [trust]

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Easy-to-use simulations of human behavior

I'm interested in simulations of human behavior. Nicky Case has done some really good ones: https://ncase.me/trust/ - A simulation of repeated prisoner's dilemma under different scenarios, showing ...
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Is there a mental condition that makes people unconditionally gullible?

The last several years in my country there has been a string of fraud that involves people, claiming to be police, asking citizens to contribute large sums of money to aid "police investigation". The ...
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Do readers consider the passive voice as more authoritative?

In the middle of the last century (roughly from the 20s-70s) the passive voice dominated scientific writing; or should it be said that scientific writing was dominated by the passive voice? Nowadays,...
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Does research support the notion of mimicry building trust?

Mimicry is the behaviour in which one person subconsciously imitates the gesture, speech pattern, or attitude of another person. Some people believe that mimicry has strong social effects. For ...
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Does your voice pitch affect your perceived authority?

I heard a claim that people with lower voice pitch are perceived as more credible than people with higher pitch. Is there any research on this?